Florida businesses may see a reduction in serial lawsuits brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in the wake of a ruling by a federal appeals court last month, legal observers told the Florida Record.
A bill advancing in the state legislature would stifle local governments’ ability to settle land-use disputes with property owners, leading to a rise in civil litigation and additional financial burdens for local taxpayers, opponents say.
TALLAHASSEE – A bill introduced in the House Legislature HB741 and soon to be in the Senate SB1582 its author said would crack down on the practice of “double-dipping” by lawyers in asbestos exposure cases, seeking multiple recoveries for the same asbestos-related injury.
An insurance association is urging the Florida legislature not to recognize a legal reference guide drawn up by the American Law Institute (ALI), whose texts have traditionally been viewed as authoritative summaries of existing law.
ATLANTA - An Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals panel refused to rule that Hilton Grand Vacations and Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency used autodialers to repeatedly contact customers with robocalls, despite voicing displeasure with the companies doing so.
Armed with new data pointing to how out-of-control civil litigation affects the Florida economy, business leaders launched a push for tort reform measures they say will reduce the “tort tax” residents pay.
Ongoing legal skirmishes involving a proposed Florida constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana will shape how direct democracy functions in the future, according to those familiar with the litigation.
TALLAHASSEE — Business utility companies and business advocacy groups in Florida are applauding the Florida Supreme Court's recent decision to remove a proposed amendment from the state's 2020 ballot that would allow residents to choose their own electricity provider.
TALLAHASSEE – Nonviolent felons who have served their time must also pay all fines, costs and restitution they owe before they can vote under the terms of voter-passed Amendment 4, Florida's highest court said in an advisory ruling.
Calls for the Florida Supreme Court to adopt the federal standard for issuing summary judgments in civil cases has intensified in recent weeks, with attorney and business groups arguing that such a change will curb meritless lawsuits
MIAMI – Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal upheld the earlier decision of a trial court that found a Miami Beach hotel was not liable for the drowning death of a guest in the hotel’s swimming pool.
PENSACOLA, Fla. – A federal judge recently dismissed 77 cases from plaintiffs who sued both Bristol Myers-Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical in connection with prescription medication Abilify this past October – after multiple plaintiffs were already dismissed from the suit earlier last year for defying court orders and failing to provide basic information about their claims.
TALLAHASSEE – Candidates who share a non-activist, follow-the-word-of-the-law philosophy will have the upper hand during the selection of finalists to fill two vacant seats on the Florida Supreme Court, according to those familiar with the process.